- Alternative Title:
- Orthodox Eastern Church. Leitourgia proēgiasmenōn.
- Orthodox Eastern Church. Liturgy of St. Basil.
- Orthodox Eastern Church. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
- Euchologion. Selections. Byzantine Greek. 1442.
- John Chrysostom, Saint, -407.
Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
Format: Manuscript codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Colophon (fol. 64r): maiō a'.
Colophon (fol. 64r): μαΐω α'.
Scribal note (fol. 110v): I[ēso]y mou, boēthei moi.
Scribal note (fol. 110v): ̕Ι[ησο]υ̃ μου, βοήθει μοι.
Colophon (fol. 131r):+ Hotan eis th[eo]n tas cheiras ekpetasēs, / euchou, ō thyta, Anthimō amonachō: + en et[ei], 6950, mēni maiō id'.
Colophon (fol. 131r):+ ̔́oταν εις θ[εὸ]ν τὰς χει̃ρας ἐκπετάση̜ς, / εὔχου, ὠ̃ θύτα, ̕Ανθίμω̜ α̕μονάχω̜: + ε̕ν ἔτ[ει], 6950, μηνὶ μαΐω̨ ιδ'.
Layout: Written in 1 column of 131 leaves.
Script: Written in a large, neat minuscule in a very black ink and in the so-called "Hodegon style". Initials in outer margins in a faded red ink. Titles also written in a faded red ink. Headings in a red uncial, heavily abbreviated. From fol. 110v-end, the script becomes much smaller and seems less careful; ornamental initials disappear.
Decoration: Ornamental initials in a faded red ink; likewise ornamental penwork in a faded red ink (fol. 64v, 88v, etc.).
Origin: Laura Monastery, Mt. Athos?; signed and dated by the scribe, Anthimos, who also copied and signed liturgical volumes now at the Vlatadon Monastery in Thessaloniki (dated 1445 and 1446); in notes he inscribed on the manuscripts at Vlatadom he writes that he came from Rhodes and worked at the Lavra of St. Athanasius.
Title cataloged from existing description.
Contents: fol. 1r-20r: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; fol. 20r-51v: Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (of Caesarea); fol. 52r-64r: Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts; fol. 64v-68v: weekly Epistle and Gospel readings for Monday through Sunday; fol. 69r-84v, 86r-88v: Epistle and Gospel readings for the feast days of martyred monks, bishop saints, monastic saints, physician saints and prophets; fol. 89r-97v: Office of the Lesser Blessing of Waters; fol. 97v-104v, 85r-v, 105r-107v: miscellaneous prayers; fol. 108r-110r: Hymns and scriptural readings for Vespers during Great Lent; fol. 110v-127v: Instruction (Diataxis) for the Celebration of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by the Priest and Deacon; fol. 128r-131r: Instruction (Diataxis) for the Celebration of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts by the Priest and Deacon. A signe de renvoir appears on fol. 96r.
Binding: Probably sixteenth- or seventeenth-century Russian of plain brown leather over bevelled-edged wood boards; remains of two straps, four raised ridges on the spine; flyleaves lost, front pastedown lost, back pastedown partially torn off (underneath it is a strip of paper with a fragmentary Church Slavonic text in sixteenth-century Cyrillic semi-uncials).
- Athos (Greece)
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- 131 leaves :paper, illuminations ; 213 x 141 (159 x 100) mm
- Digital Collection:
- Early Manuscripts collection
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- Call number: Greek MS 103
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